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President Obama walks away from the podium Monday after speaking about the debt downgrade in the State Dining Room of the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Gets Big Megaphone But May Be Tuned Out

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says he has consulted with other law enforcement officials around the country for ideas about how to deal with mob violence. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Officials In Phila. Plan Curfews To Curb Teen Violence

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A new drug called rivaroxaban may not require as many blood tests for patients with atrial fibrillation as the current drug on the market does. Libby Chapman/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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For Stroke Prevention, A New Alternative To Warfarin

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Kennedy Center fellow Reem Kassem recently used her Kennedy connections to help organize an outdoor arts festival in Alexandria, Egypt. Kennedy Center hide caption

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World Art Managers Find New Funding Models In D.C.

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Cruising on Main Street: A scene from George Lucas's 1973 film American Graffiti. MCA/Universal Pictures/PhotoFest hide caption

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On Location: Cruising With 'American Graffiti'

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Wall Street is in the midst of the biggest stock sell-off since the financial crisis a few years ago. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Spooking Investors?

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A controversial drilling process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" frees natural gas underground by using millions of gallons of water brewed with toxic chemicals. A Department of Energy panel concludes the public needs more information about the practice to restore faith in it. Ralph Wilson/AP hide caption

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Energy Panel Wants Answers On Gas 'Fracking'

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Terry Pratchett began writing the novels of his Discworld fantasy series in 1983. Snuff is the 39th book in the collection. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Discworld's Terry Pratchett On Death And Deciding

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Netflix boasts that it's the place to go for users to "watch instantly." But licensing fees and deals with other companies prevent it from streaming a good deal of its content online. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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In Shift To Streaming, Netflix Customers Find Holes

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Eric Church, whose Chief topped the Billboard 200 album chart last week and is joined in the top 10 this week by three other country albums. John Peets/Courtesy of Capitol Records hide caption

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Country's New Guard Gets Back To Basics

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